Moore, a second-year player, was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. Coach Dennis Allen said after the game that Moore's X-rays came back negative; the linebacker suffered a neck strain and flew home with the team. Linebacker Nick Roach and cornerback Tarell Brown sat out the rest of the game with head injuries, and Kory Sheets spent the rest of the night on the sideline due to an Achilles injury. Sheets later tweeted that he's out for the season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source close to Sheets, reported that it's a torn Achilles.
Here's who else was among the injured Friday night:
The results are in and they are not good. #Packers NT BJ Raji is out for the season with a torn bicep, source says. This was the fearâ Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2014
2. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that Cam Newton has a contusion in the middle of his back. The Panthers quarterback went in for X-rays during the second half of Friday's preseason game and the results came back negative.
3. Giants guard Geoff Schwartz was carted off the field Friday with a dislocated toe injury. Schwartz was one of New York's offseason investments on the offensive line, a former starter with the Kansas City Chiefs. Rapoport reports that Schwartz will undergo an MRI on Saturday to find out the severity of the injury. The guard will see a foot specialist following his MRI. A source close to Schwartz says the fear is he'll miss significant time, though no prognosis or time frame has been offered at this time.